FAQs – Bodyboarding
What size boogieboard do I need?
The size of your boogieboard
depends on your height, weight, and experience. Generally the board should go
right up to your belly button. For more guidance, please refer to our
Bodyboard Size Chart to help guide you.
Does the bodyboard width affect
The width affects performance to
a small degree, you want a bodyboard that is widest at the middle of the board.
This is because when you lie down on the board, the board will turn from under
your elbows and lining your elbows up with the widest part of the board allows
you to turn more effectively. This allows you make quick turns just in case you
need to avoid hitting a seagull or jellyfish in the water.
Is there rocker on bodyboards?
Yes, most boards have rocker on
them. What is rocker? It’s the nose being angled upward slightly to avoid
diving in the water. You want rocker if you’re going to be on big waves,
otherwise it isn’t all that necessary, but still nice to have.
Does my bodyboard need channels?
It depends how big the waves
are. Channels are long dips on the bottom of the board, which direct water to
flow through them while you’re speeding down a wave. They are very helpful with
controlling the direction of your board on big waves. However, too deep a
channel will slow you down AND channels won’t do anything if you’re not going
all that fast. So for small waves, they aren’t really needed.
How do I Attach a Leash on my
It doesn’t feel right to stab a hole in
your brand new expensive bodyboard, but well that’s kind of what you have to
do. Lucky for you, we’ve made a great tutorial on how you can
Install a Leash on your Bodyboard.